- conditioned response,
- conditioned stimulus,
- conditioned suppression,
Origin of conditioning
- a stipulation in an agreement or instrument transferring property that provides for a change consequent on the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a stated event.
- the event upon which this stipulation depends.
- a requirement imposed on a college student who fails to reach the prescribed standard in a course at the end of the regular period of instruction, permitting credit to be established by later performance.
- the course or subject to which the requirement is attached.
verb (used with object)
- to test (fibers or fabrics) for the presence of moisture or other foreign matter.
- to replace moisture lost from (fibers or fabrics) in manipulation or manufacture.
verb (used without object)
Origin of condition
Examples from the Web for conditioning
I had to throw out all of my American conditioning toward the workplace.
Conditioning the Fed to react less to periodic market tantrums will take a strong will.Janet Yellen Succeeds in the Senate Without Really Trying|Daniel Gross|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After eight seasons of conditioning, the precision-timed “shocks” have lost a great deal of potency.‘Dexter’ Season 8: The Serial-Killer Drama Still Has a Few Twists Left|Jason Lynch|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rational beings assume Netanyahu will win: all the pollsters have been conditioning this response for months.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2010, 24 (9), 2274-2279.
Here again we have an illustration of might conditioning right.The American Indian as Slaveholder and Seccessionist|Annie Heloise Abel
It has to do with conditioning the human being for the exigencies of life in peace or in war.College Teaching|Paul Klapper
He wanted to watch the weapons-check and the conditioning; he found Thornberry waiting for him.Take the Reason Prisoner|John Joseph McGuire
I simply underwent a course of training in vaudeville, conditioning myself for a fight to a finish.Nat Goodwin's Book|Nat C. Goodwin
His conditioning was broken now he was convinced that Copper was a member of the human race.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
- a declaration or provision in a will, contract, etc, that makes some right or liability contingent upon the happening of some event
- the event itself
verb (mainly tr)
- to alter the response of (a person or animal) to a particular stimulus or situation
- to establish a conditioned response in (a person or animal)
Word Origin for condition
early 14c., condicioun, from Old French condicion "stipulation, state, behavior, social status" (12c., Modern French condition), from Latin condicionem (nominative condicio) "agreement, situation," from condicere "to speak with, talk together," from com- "together" (see com-) + dicere "to speak" (see diction). Evolution of meaning through "stipulation, condition," to "situation, mode of being."
late 15c., "to make conditions," from condition (n.). Meaning "to bring to a desired condition" is from 1844. Related: Conditioned; conditioning.
see in condition; mint condition; on condition that; out of condition.